SPECIAL EVENT WEBINAR
WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, at 2 p.m
WHAT:Creating Pollinator Pathways in the Built Environment,” featuring guest speaker Dr. Jaret Daniels.
DESCRIPTION: Recent insect declines have gained substantial media attention due to the potential serious repercussions for people, agriculture, and ecological systems. Insects provide many essential services, including pollination and nutrient cycling, and are a major food source for wildlife. Conserving biodiversity today is about more than just large, wild systems. Every landscape, large and small, is now critical. The important role that our growing human-dominated spaces can play in sustaining native wildlife populations has become increasingly recognized. These include urban parks and neighborhoods, utility and transportation corridors, and home gardens and yards.  Such landscapes in the increasingly built environment can contain rich flora that contribute significantly to biodiversity.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Dr. Daniels is a University of Florida associate professor of entomology and director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. His research focuses on insect ecology, population biology and conservation, with particular emphasis on butterflies and other native pollinators. Jaret also serves as Florida Wildflower Foundation board member.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How minor changes in built landscapes help support wildlife.
  • Where changes are needed most.
  • What you can do to help.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Members of conservation organizations
  • Individuals interested in conservation
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscaping professionals*
  • Planners
  • Developers
  • Master Gardeners
  • Local and state government representatives
  • Water management district personnel

Click to register now.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.SPECIAL EVENT – AUDUBON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
WHAT: Rooftop Nesting Fencing
As we approach the end of January of this wonderful New Year, here at Audubon we are gearing up and getting ready for our rooftop nesting season! We have a lot of volunteer opportunities coming up that I hope many of you will choose to be a part of. I’ve attached a brief list and description of each, as follows:  …more

EXPERIENCE

DIPPER

We first noticed the bedraggled Northern Cardinal because of his peculiar feeding motion.

Instead of leaning forward to pluck a black oil sunflower seed out of the tray feeder, he dipped, ever so precariously, into a deep knee bend, then pushed himself back up, wobbling the entire way. Could he be ill?
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ENJOY
ENJOY YOUR YARD-MY RESPONSE TO ISOLATION

I was looking at the Florida Wildlife Federation email about a photo contest that starts May 1 and ran into something I thought I would share because it dovetails with my thoughts about the natural world.

The beloved author and neuroscientist Oliver Sacks wrote …more

 CONSERVE

SPRING MIGRATION IN SOUNDSIDE FOUNDATION PRESERVE

Always, when late March is upon Cathy and me, we start looking forward to birding with our friends from Francis M. Weston Audubon Society at our familiar Spring Migration “hot spots” including Ft. Pickens, Ft. Morgan, and Dauphin Island with side-trips to Santa Rosa Unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore to check
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